Ambitious City - Ferit Kuyas

Having a pleasant coffee at Rosie's this morning, I came across a flier for a photography exhibition at Photofusion, just around the corner on Electric Lane. And so it was an auspicious viewing of beautiful large looming smoggy industrial building sites. Barely a soul evident: I suspect most of the pictures were taken at dawn... “I am mostly interested in the outskirts of Chongqing, where the city can’t really be seen, but rather sensed. Also construction sites and places of change are of main interest to me. They show us metaphorical facets of the huge changes taking place in contemporary China. Astonishingly, Chongqing is an unknown place for most people in the western world. The city is located in Southwest China’s region of Sichuan and was the capital of China during World War II. The municipality is populated by approximately 32 million people.”

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